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Fire Starter
Fire Starter

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Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Orange County, California
Date: May 25, 2007
Aperture: 9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2007

I wrapped a tiki light with a black sock, then positioned behind my hand. It took a while just to get it right to create the illusion that the flame is actually coming out of my finger. Also took time to get the right flame shape that I liked. Once again, shot in my improvised studio in my dark kitchen and under my halogen lights.

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Place: 63 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.1765
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 6.0909
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 1015
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 170
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/04/2007 12:26:29 AM
Cool idea, well-shot! Got a 7 from me. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2007 12:54:35 AM
Very well done and highly impressive capture.
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06/02/2007 02:08:24 PM
The fire is nice, but the hand and the overall composition are not that interesting.
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05/30/2007 05:23:22 PM
Another one that will score in the top ten.
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05/30/2007 02:30:09 PM
nicely done. Good shot
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05/30/2007 12:44:42 AM
nicely executed, hope your finger is ok ;) /7
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05/29/2007 04:40:15 PM
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05/28/2007 10:33:37 PM
Cool. How did you do this?
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05/28/2007 04:55:57 PM
Nice and sharp and well executed.
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05/28/2007 07:47:50 AM
Clever. I had something like this in mind, whereas I was going to pour ZIPPO lighter fuel into my palm and light it up. Got scared though and didn't want to have to try too many times for the right shot. 8
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